Claiming to police she just wanted to show them “a good time,” an Oregon woman was arrested this week for towing two of her children and her nephew around a roundabout in a red plastic wagon.
Alana Nicole Donahue, a 27-year-old Springfield resident, faces three charges of reckless endangerment for her actions Wednesday evening, the Register-Guard reported Friday.
Donahue was arrested after multiple witnesses called Springfield police, as well as the 8-year-old nephew’s mother, who did so after seeing pictures of the incident on social media, Lt. Scott McKee told the Register-Guard.
McKee also said Donahue was not intoxicated.
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Witnesses told police that Donahue was driving as fast as 30 mph before reaching a roundabout, where she made slower laps. Several sent photos and videos to the police.
The Register-Guard reported that the police logs list the two youngest children as ages 3 and 5, while KGW in Portland reported them as 2 and 4.
When confronted about it, Donahue told other drivers to “mind their own business” and to “be an adult about it,” the Register-Guard reported.
Police dispatch records show that Donahue’s children were placed into their father’s custody. Donahue’s bail is set at $2,000.